City of Springfield, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Springfield as Title 8, Ch. 8.20, § 8.20.040, of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 140.
Water — See Ch. 405.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SWIMMING POOL
An artificial pool of water located below surrounding grade, and having a depth of at least 36 inches as measured from the lowest point in the pool a vertical distance to the grade level.
No swimming pool, as defined in this chapter, shall be located within any building zone unless it complies with this chapter.
A pool shall not be nearer than eight feet to any lot line or 10 feet to any dwelling.
A. 
All swimming pools to be constructed or which are already constructed shall be enclosed by a fence at least four feet high and of a type not readily climbed by children.
B. 
No swimming pool fence shall be more than 30 feet distant from the pool.
Any person who violates this chapter shall be liable to a penalty of $5 for each day of the violation.